Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 67 79
Rank change year-on-year -25 +12 +7
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 65 75 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.02% 2.69% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.55% 17.77% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 39 31
Manchester median daily rate £500 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +1.74%
10th Percentile £361 £278 £300
90th Percentile £658 £565 £513
North West median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Manchester median hourly rate - £19.25 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -58.60% -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% - -5.43%

SC Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 418 422 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.00% 15.15% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 232 287
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £175 £190 £200
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £413 £410 £410
% change year-on-year +0.61% - +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 14
Manchester median hourly rate £25.22 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.68% +6.90% -3.33%
10th Percentile £12.40 £9.90 £11.63
90th Percentile £34.40 £47.20 £47.85
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.73
% change year-on-year -12.50% -6.39% +22.09%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 19 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford -1 20 £600 +41.18% 1
Cheadle -4 1 £375 -
Sale - 1 £350 -
Bolton - 1 - - 1
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 65 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (20.00%) SAP
4 12 (18.46%) ITIL
4 12 (18.46%) Linux
4 12 (18.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (16.92%) DevOps
6 8 (12.31%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (10.77%) Open Source
7 7 (10.77%) Data Analysis
7 7 (10.77%) Firewall
7 7 (10.77%) Scrum
8 6 (9.23%) Change Management
8 6 (9.23%) Migration
8 6 (9.23%) Apache
8 6 (9.23%) Cisco
8 6 (9.23%) HP
8 6 (9.23%) Load Balancing
9 5 (7.69%) JIRA
9 5 (7.69%) Release Management
9 5 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (7.69%) SIEM
9 5 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
9 5 (7.69%) Data Modelling
9 5 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 4 (6.15%) Synthetic Monitoring
10 4 (6.15%) HP ALM
10 4 (6.15%) Business Analysis
10 4 (6.15%) Unix

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.23%) Apache
2 4 (6.15%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (4.62%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.62%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.62%) WebLogic Integration
4 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.08%) nginx
5 1 (1.54%) CMS
5 1 (1.54%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) SAP CO
1 3 (4.62%) SAP FI
1 3 (4.62%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.54%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.54%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.54%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (4.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (4.62%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.54%) Office 365
5 1 (1.54%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) Firewall
2 3 (4.62%) DNS
2 3 (4.62%) FTP
2 3 (4.62%) SMS
3 2 (3.08%) HTTP
3 2 (3.08%) Internet
3 2 (3.08%) SAN
3 2 (3.08%) SSL
3 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.54%) DHCP
4 1 (1.54%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) Big Data
1 4 (6.15%) Data Mining
1 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) MS Access
2 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) JIRA
2 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.08%) Artifactory
3 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.08%) Selenium
3 2 (3.08%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.54%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (1.54%) Finance
1 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (27.69%) Architect
2 9 (13.85%) Technical Architect
3 8 (12.31%) Consultant
3 8 (12.31%) SAP Consultant
4 5 (7.69%) Developer
4 5 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.15%) Lead Architect
5 4 (6.15%) Test Leader
6 2 (3.08%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (3.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Product Manager
6 2 (3.08%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) SAN Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) SAN Storage Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) ServiceNow Developer
6 2 (3.08%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) HTML
2 2 (3.08%) CSS
2 2 (3.08%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (3.08%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (3.08%) LDAP
2 2 (3.08%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.54%) .NET
3 1 (1.54%) Ajax
3 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.54%) LAMP
3 1 (1.54%) Visualforce
3 1 (1.54%) WAMP
3 1 (1.54%) Web Services
3 1 (1.54%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Data Centre
1 4 (6.15%) Private Cloud
2 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.62%) Taxonomies
3 2 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.54%) CMDB
4 1 (1.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.54%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.46%) Linux
2 4 (6.15%) Unix
3 3 (4.62%) HPUX
3 3 (4.62%) SUSE
3 3 (4.62%) Windows
4 2 (3.08%) CentOS
4 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.46%) ITIL
2 12 (18.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (16.92%) DevOps
4 7 (10.77%) Data Analysis
4 7 (10.77%) Open Source
4 7 (10.77%) Scrum
5 6 (9.23%) Change Management
5 6 (9.23%) Load Balancing
5 6 (9.23%) Migration
6 5 (7.69%) Data Modelling
6 5 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (7.69%) Release Management
6 5 (7.69%) SIEM
6 5 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (6.15%) Analytics
7 4 (6.15%) Change Control
7 4 (6.15%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (6.15%) Data Analytics
7 4 (6.15%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
1 4 (6.15%) VB
2 3 (4.62%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.08%) Python
3 2 (3.08%) Ruby
4 1 (1.54%) Apex Code
4 1 (1.54%) C
4 1 (1.54%) C#
4 1 (1.54%) C++
4 1 (1.54%) Groovy
4 1 (1.54%) Java
4 1 (1.54%) PHP
4 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.62%) ISEB
3 3 (4.62%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.08%) BC Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) CCNP
4 2 (3.08%) JNCIP
4 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.54%) CCIE
5 1 (1.54%) CISSP
5 1 (1.54%) Degree
5 1 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.54%) GDPR
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.08%) Docker
1 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.54%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (1.54%) vSphere
2 1 (1.54%) XenApp
2 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) HP ALM
2 2 (3.08%) HAProxy
2 2 (3.08%) Kibana
2 2 (3.08%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.08%) logstash
2 2 (3.08%) Puppet
2 2 (3.08%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (20.00%) SAP
2 6 (9.23%) Cisco
2 6 (9.23%) HP
3 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.15%) AlienVault
5 3 (4.62%) F5
5 3 (4.62%) Oracle
5 3 (4.62%) SolarWinds
5 3 (4.62%) TIBCO
5 3 (4.62%) VMware
6 2 (3.08%) EMC
6 2 (3.08%) Juniper
6 2 (3.08%) Radware
6 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.08%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.54%) Capita
7 1 (1.54%) Citrix
7 1 (1.54%) Lotus
7 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com